Lullaby

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Now I lay me down
Gently into that good night
Sleep, perchance to dream

Submitted to Haiku Friday for LouCeeL

*Cento, from the Latin meaning “patchwork,” is a form of poetry that uses lines from other poems.
Line 1: Joseph Addison, 1711
Line 2: Dylan Thomas, 1951
Line 3: Shakespeare (Hamlet), 1623

16 thoughts on “Lullaby

  1. I’ve never seen this form before – this “Cento” – but I like it a lot. Very cool, what you have done.

    I thought I’d commented on this earlier – but I guess I was mistaken.

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      1. it reads like it did too, it’s wonderful.

        I’ve never heard of a poem like it and I just loved it. I am at work (supposed to be working) and quite distracted with wanting to do my own. YOU inspired me. :)

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